Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers,
1951-1993

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA94-044
Dates:
1951-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document much of the career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW), the greater part of it spent on the staff of the Smithsonian Institution as a curator at the National Museum of American History and as director of the Office of American Studies. The papers include correspondence, draft and finished scholarly and popular articles, and reveal some of Washburn's parallel interests, such as the Peabody Museum. Among Washburn's scholarly interests as recorded here are studies of colonial American history, Indian-white relations in the United States, and broad theme of cultural history and American civilization.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-044, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Access Restriction
Box 14 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washburn, Wilcomb E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Political History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of American Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peabody Museum of Natural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians, treatment of -- North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civilization -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History$yColonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu